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Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) ****

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) ****

Ahead of her time, Peggy Guggenheim’s passion for the modern art movement, and even more so, to the artists behind it, whose beds she frequently shared, is a noteworthy tale. With names such as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp and many others decorating her life, Peggy acted as a common thread; a beacon for the avant-garde, and, at times, practicaly a life-savor sage.
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Marguerite (2015, France) ****

Marguerite (2015, France) ****

Marguerite, a film directed by Xavier Giannoli to a screenplay by Giannoli and Marcia Romano, is considered a comedy-drama. I find it to be more of a classic tragedy, concealed behind a comic façade. Taking its inspiration from the real life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the filmmaker set Marguerite’s plot to take place in France, during the Golden Twenties.
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The Lobster (2015) ***

The Lobster (2015) ***

The Lobster is a semi-surreal satire, incorporating romantic comedy elements. If this sounds complex, maybe it is because this film, much like its form, does not fall into one specific genre. Directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, to a screenplay by Efthymis Filippou and Lanthimos, it is Lanthimos’ first foray into English language filmmaking.
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The Lady in the Van (2015, UK) ***

The Lady in the Van (2015, UK) ***

The Lady in the Van is a comedy-drama directed by Nicholas Hytner, to a screenplay written by Alan Bennett, based on his own biographical play. The story was previously presented as a theater production and then earned a BBC radio adaptation. As the film’s opening titles announce, The Lady in the Van is based mostly on a true story; a tale about a homeless ragged elderly woman, who spent fifteen years at a rundown van parked on the writer’s driveway in London. Staring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings in the main roles, the production enjoys a wonderful cast, though, truth be told, Maggie Smith does shadow them all.
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Eye in the Sky (2015, UK) *****

Eye in the Sky (2015, UK) *****

Eye in the Sky is a British military-political thriller, directed by Gavin Hood to a screenplay by Guy Hibbert. The film presents some very timely ethical issues related to drone warfare, as well as terrorists using civilian populated neighborhoods as a base of operation.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) ***

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) ***

There is nothing really wrong with The Force Awakens. It is skillfully written, perfectly directed and masterfully executed. It is entertaining and, for the most part, quite engaging. The filmmakers strove for and were successful in obtaining a balance between the familiar and the new. Yet there is also something quite tiring about this film; an element that feels a little too contrived.
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